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City Accepting Applications for Special Event Grants

The City is now accepting applications from qualified event organizers seeking financial support for Newport Beach-based events occurring between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 27, at 5 p.m.

Grants are available in two categories of events:

  1. Community and Charitable Events. Events that serve or benefit local organizations and causes, and/or provide recreational, cultural, social benefits to Newport Beach residents. Newport Beach-based organizations and events that serve the Newport Beach community specifically, and those that pay or incur City of Newport Beach fees, will be considered in this category.
  2. Signature Events.  Large-scale events of 3,000 or more people, based in Newport Beach, that promote Newport Beach regionally, attract visitors, and provide measurable, economic benefits to the City.

The grant program is designed to assist special event organizers with costs associated with hosting an event in Newport Beach. This is a competitive process. Submitting an application does not guarantee funding. Applicants are encouraged to review the information and program overview to gain an understanding of the program’s eligibility, qualification, and evaluation criteria and how the grants are funded.

For additional information on the Special Event Grants or to submit an application, visit: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/recreation-senior-services/grants

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